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1940 - NYC premiere of "The Marines Fly High" starring Lucille Ball, filmed in Placerita Canyon [story] Marines Fly High


LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
ARTree Offering Virtual Individual, Group Classes
Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021

ARTree Community Arts Center is offering virtual classes that you can share with family and friends, not just around the country, but around the world. Choose one of ARTree’s upcoming virtual classes and register your whole crew. Taking an art class together is loads of fun. If there are enough...

Jan. 18: Artist Virginia Kamhi to Demonstrate Pastel Techniques
Thursday, Jan 14, 2021

Join the Santa Clarita Artists Association’s first meeting of 2021, which will take place virtually Monday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m. During the Zoom meeting, artist Virginia Kamhi will demonstrate pastel underpainting techniques. Kamhi will discuss the anatomy of a wave and demonstrate how she uses...

March 14: ‘Games for a Cause’ Benefiting Soroptimist’s Dream Program

Get ready to get your game on Sunday, March 14, as Soroptimist International of Valencia presents their annual fundraiser to benefit the Soroptimist’s Dream Programs: Live Your Dream and Dream It, Be It. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the original event – “Gentlemen for a Cause”...

Cajun’s Aviation Dream Announces Expansion of Scholarship Program
Thursday, Dec 31, 2020

Cajun’s Aviation Dream carries on the legacy of Maj. Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno by helping stellar young Americans chase their own dreams to fly and pursue their passion for aviation. Del Bagno tragically perished during a routine aerial demonstration training on April 4, 2018. 2020...

Chiquita Canyon Delivers Bikes, Scooters to SCV Nonprofits

As part of Waste Connections 19th Annual Bike Build Program, Chiquita Canyon participated and delivered bikes and scooters to the Boys & Girls Club and Santa Clarita Grocery this holiday season. Chiquita Canyon, an innovative local business in the Santa Clarita Valley, continued its legacy as a...

Fostering Youth Independence Thanks Community for Helping Reach Fundraising Goal
Thursday, Dec 24, 2020

Local nonprofit Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) has already reached its year-end fundraising campaign goal to date receiving $21,946 in donations, surpassing its $20,000 goal. “We are very grateful to so many members of the community who contributed to FYI’s work supporting Santa Clarita youth...

Local Nonprofits Awarded Zonta Club’s Community Grants
Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020

One of the goals of fundraising done by the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley is to provide Community Grants to local charities. At the club’s October virtual business meeting, Suzie Alziebler and Cathy Gundy, representing the Community Grants Committee, introduced leaders of three local charities...

Carousel Ranch’s ‘Santa Day’ Brings Students Holiday Cheer

This is certainly a different type of holiday season and while nothing feels quite the same, Carousel Ranch was able to keep things safe for the holidays while still bringing the joy of their annual “Santa Day” festivities into the hearts and homes of every student. With the help of Pardee Homes,...

Santa Clarita Transit to Host Food Drive Benefiting SCV Food Pantry
Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020

This holiday season Santa Clarita Transit is set to host a Jolly Trolley Food Drive in support of our local Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry. Residents are encouraged to visit one of five locations throughout the city on Saturday, Dec. 19, to donate food and essential personal care items. Locations and...

Steve Kim Makes $30,000 Donation to Family Promise
Thursday, Dec 10, 2020

Sand Canyon Country Club owner Steve Kim donated $30,000 to Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley to help cover operational costs for the nonprofit, whose mission is to provide support services and shelter to homeless children and their families. “Family Promise of Santa Clarita Valley is immensely...

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Los Angeles County Library is partnering with Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to bring virtual arts programs to our communities, featuring LACMA teaching artists and staff.
L.A. County Library, LACMA Partner to Offer Virtual Arts Programs
Santa Clarita LLC, which owns the undeveloped 900-plus-acre Whittaker-Bermite site, recently filed for voluntary bankruptcy, and is working to sell it to a global industrial real estate company for possible commercial and residential development, officials said Wednesday.
Whittaker-Bermite Owner Files Bankruptcy, Selling Land
William S. Hart Union High School District governing board members Wednesday discussed a potential March 29 start date for junior high and high school in-person instruction, provided the number of L.A. County COVID-19 cases continues to decline.
Hart District Mulls Over Possible March 29 Return
1940 - NYC premiere of "The Marines Fly High" starring Lucille Ball, filmed in Placerita Canyon [story] Marines Fly High
Los Angeles County Public Health officials on Wednesday confirmed 116 new deaths and 1,759 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia reported its 144th fatality since the pandemic began.
Wednesday COVID-19 Roundup: 144th Death at Henry Mayo; Decline in L.A. County Cases, Hospitalizations
Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark officials will host a virtual presentation commemorating the March 12, 1928, St. Francis Dam Disaster via Zoom on Friday, March 12, starting at 4 p.m.
March 12: St. Francis Dam Disaster Commemoration Event, Free on Zoom
California State University, Northridge is launching an interdisciplinary master’s degree in sustainability, set to begin fall 2022.
CSUN to Offer an Interdisciplinary Master’s Degree in Sustainability
Princess Cruises is extending the pause of its United Kingdom-based cruise vacations, sailing roundtrip from Southampton, through September 25, 2021, on Sky Princess, Regal Princess, and Island Princess.
Princess Cruises Extends Pause of Southampton Sailings Through Sept. 25
After a relatively dry February in California, water supply managers grow increasingly anxious as each dry, sunny day plunges the state deeper into drought.
Dry February Exacerbates Drought in California
The Biden-Harris Administration has approved California’s request to use Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) funding to pay for voluntary COVID-19 testing for low-income students covered by the program, further supporting schools in underserved communities to reopen for in-person instruction.
Feds OK Medi-Cal to Fund COVID-19 Testing for Low-Income Students
Santa Clarita planning commissioners Tuesday sent the Sand Canyon resort proposal back to the drawing board amid continued concerns, focusing largely on emergency evacuations.
Sand Canyon Resort Sent Back to Drawing Board Amid Various Concerns
Sam Horn, president of Master’s University and Seminary for the past year, will be stepping down from his position, university officials said Monday.
Master’s University President Sam Horn to Step Down After 1 Year
Moving around California three decades from now will be safer, cleaner, and simpler with more transportation options under a plan Caltrans unveiled Wednesday.
Caltrans Unveils Vision for Future of Transportation
1882 - George Campton's Newhall general store explodes [story]
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After receiving athletic protocol updates from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Los Angeles Department of Public Health (LADPH) and California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the William S. Hart Union High School District has put together a complete athletic program following all state and county guidelines.
Hart District Announces Outdoor Sports Practices, Competitions to Resume Immediately
The ability to transform data into information and insights that can elevate a business and influence decisions is at the core of the newest major being offered in California State University, Northridge’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics.
CSUN Students Can Now Earn Degree in Business Analytics
Three teachers from the William S. Hart Union High School District have been named by NASA and the SETI Institute to fly on NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).
NASA Selects Three Hart District Teachers for SOFIA Flight
Los Angeles County Parks is looking for highly-talented independent instructors to bring valuable expertise and learning to the community through the Contact Class Program.
L.A. County Parks Hiring Instructors for Summer 2021 Season
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 91 new deaths and 1,407 new cases of COVID-19, with 26,212 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID-19 Roundup: SCV Cases Total  26,212; L.A. County Remains in Most Restrictive Tier
The Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Commission will hold its study session virtually Thursday, March 4, at 6:00 p.m.
March 4: Parks, Recreation & Community Services Commission Study Session
After its cancelation last year due to the emergence of COVID-19, the College of the Canyons Scholarly Presentation will return this spring in a new virtual format.
COC’s Scholarly Presentations Return Virtually March 11
The Santa Clarita Public Library is excited to present Sidewalk Stories at the Old Town Newhall Library!
Old Town Newhall Library Now Offering Sidewalk Storytime
Santa Clarita Planning commissioners are expected to make a decision Tuesday regarding the proposed expansion of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital via multiple construction projects that include building a second inpatient tower.
Proposed Henry Mayo Expansion Project Back Before Planning Commission
Picture this…the sun has just set on another brisk spring day.
Santa Clarita City Manager’s Monthly Message – March 2021